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Spring 2013 Newsletter

The latest edition of our Newsletter is now available to read.

Could you wear this hat?

Vacancy for Group Scout Leader


Our Group Scout Leader,Paul, is standing down in June after over 17 years involvement with the Group.  With our new HQ, the Aquativity Centre, nearing completion at Testwood Lakes, Paul felt it was the right time to start recruiting for a new GSL to take our incredibly successful Group forward.  Applicants should have some experience of working with volunteers, have good communication skills and be able to provide vision and leadership for the Group.  You will be supported by a strong team of Trustees and Leaders. (Posted 3 Mar 2013)


Screw-drivers wanted

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 09:30 - 17:00

Coem along and help out with the next working party - any skill-level welcome. If you can drive a screw - your Group needs you!

It's a small world

A letter from America


We know that Scouting is Global - only six countries in the world do not have Scouts.  But this was brought home to me last night, when I received an e-mail praising our web site, especially the Links page.  

Aquativity Working Party - Posted 9/2/2013

Next working party: Saturday 16thFebruary 2013


So, the recent Saturday working party was a resounding success. With around 28 people turning up, we had the most fantastic day. Not just in progress, but in bonding and taking ownership as a Scout Group of the new building. If you haven’t done so already, have a look at the pictures from the day.

Aquativity Working Party

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:00 - 17:00

Please spare some time to help complete our building. No experience needed - a great variety of jobs can be tackled. Come for an hour if that is all you can spare.

Aquativity Progress Update

The working party on 26 January was a big success, with a huge amount of work completed - see the slide show. Many thanks to all who turned up to help.

Since the weekend, we've got more boarding, more electrics and in particular, the plasterers have moved in - the hall is plastered, with landing and stairs well underway.

Ceiling sees the light

2013-01-26 Hall roof

The new celing of the main hall has been revealed in all its glory.  On a glorious sunny morning the scaffolders arrived and removed the temporary staging upstairs to reveal the beautifully varnished boarding.

"It is a great day and a major milestone on the way to completion", said Robin Clarkson, the new Group Chairman.  Many of the Group's Leaders were on hand to see the improvement, and with the sun streaming through the windows there is a great sense of space in the main room.  The working party were all busy, lining walls, completing storage areas and numerous other jobs.  Although there is still a lot to do, the end is coming into view - details such as where to locate the flag hoist were even being discussed!

Working parties still meet each Thursday at 6.30pm.  Do come along and give a hand.

Aquativity Working Party

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 18:30 - 21:00

Come along and help out - no particular skills needed.